Thursday, October 7, 2010

Dia de los Muertos and Halloween

What I have been making lately:

That is my person set that I will be wearing on Halloween.  I think they match my witch hat, which you can also see in the photo pretty well.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Last night I was feeling extremely artsy (still am) and I made up 4 new pairs of earrings.  The first two are pretty simple and just uranium beads:

The other I made using some art glass pieces that I bought ages ago.  I think they may be vintage art glass, but I can't remember for certain.  With those I had to wire wrap and I added some uranium glass beads and little donuts.

Those last ones are my favorite and I think I have just enough little uranium donuts to make another pair for myself, as I listed those on Etsy.

In case you didn't notice - I love uranium glass!  It is suppose to have too little uranium to actually be dangerous, but I sometimes wonder given the large amount of beads I have if that is still true. :-)

Still feeling artsy today and I am thinking of a vintage (cherry reds) pendant/neckace.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

The Annual Antiques Hunt

So Saturday I spent a good portion of the day at The Great Southwestern Antiques Show.  We go almost every year, it is the best annual antiques show in Albuquerque.

For the past couple years I haven't bought anything, but this year since I was very much thinking of making jewelry again, I found plenty to buy.  Mostly jewelry findings, especially shiny copper ones caught my eye.  Well, and things that aren't suppose to be jewelry findings, but can easily be used as such -- things that others might consider total junk, which is cool because that way you get them cheap. :-)

I was telling myself that I would buy no vintage jewelry, but then I came across the Coro cameo w/ rhinestones in the above photo.  It was really cheap and in perfect condition.  I told myself I would sell it on Etsy for what it is really worth.  Well, but then I got home and tried it on and it is even prettier than I had originally thought -- so I will keep it.  Hopefully some of my other crates of vintage jewelry will eventually sell on Etsy.  If there is anything I don't need it is more vintage jewelry (or jewelry in general), but I can't help myself -- I see something pretty and especially if the price is good I just can't resist it.